Plot twist: he has feelings.
These shows aren’t just about magic. They are magical.
Thus, Natsume’s story shifts from that of a helpless victim to that of a brave hero.
Sometimes, to be comfortable you have to first step outside of your comfort zone.
Like Natsume, my conclusion is this: Natori Shuuichi is a royal pain in the neck and should be avoided at all costs.
Of course it’s painful.
In some ways, a bowl may seem like a insignificant token, a meaningless trinket. But in this context, it means something far more significant.
There is no escape. But then again, there is.
Of course, on the most basic level all of this discussion is completely ridiculous.
Whoever you are and however you celebrate this time of year, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.